Code of the District of Columbia

§ 1–1163.16. Liability of candidates for financial obligations incurred by committees; imputing actions of agents of candidates.

(a) Except as provided in §§ 1-1163.10a(a)(2), 1-1163.24(a)(2), and 1-1163.27(a)(27), no provision of this part shall be construed as creating liability on the part of any candidate for any financial obligation incurred by a committee.

(b) For the purposes of this part, actions of an agent of a candidate shall be imputed to the candidate; provided, that the actions of the agent may not be imputed to the candidate in the presence of a provision of law requiring a willful and knowing violation of this part, unless the agency relationship to engage in the act is shown by clear and convincing evidence.

(Apr. 27, 2012, D.C. Law 19-124, § 316, 59 DCR 1862; Mar. 13, 2019, D.C. Law 22-250, § 6(u), 66 DCR 985.)


Applicability of D.C. Law 22-250: § 10 of D.C. Law 22-250 provided that the change made to this section by § 6(u) of D.C. Law 22-250 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been implemented.